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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Details on Fetal Tissue Research A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Women in Tech Panel We talk with three women working in technical positions at different companies. They share the challenges they faced getting into the tech industry as well as what's made the difference for them in their careers. It's a candid look at what it's like to be a woman working in an industry that's still predominantly male. Guests include Rupa Dachere, founder of CodeChix.org; Sophy Lee, head engineer at startup Shuddle; and Cecilia Stallsmith, associate at Bessemer Venture Partners.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The Trump Surge Who could have predicted that billionaire real estate magnate and TV celebrity Donald Trump would be surging in the polls just two months after jumping into the 2016 presidential race? Trump's brash style and penchant for controversy have made him the Republican frontrunner. It's also helped him overshadow other would-be GOP stars like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and even on-time presumed frontrunner former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life Actor and author Peter Coyote's new spiritual biography details a life that has taken him from privileged halls of power to Greenwich Village jazz bars, to jail, to the White House, to government service and finally to international success on stage and screen. He describes the wide range of mentors who shaped him -- a violent, intimidating father; a bebop bass player who taught him that life can be improvised; a Mafia consiglieri who demonstrated to him that men can be bought and manipulated; a gay dancer in Martha Graham's company who enlightened him about Mexico and marijuana; and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, who introduced him to Zen practice. Through Zen, Coyote says he discovered an alternative to status-seeking and material wealth.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Is Turkey on the Brink of a Wave of Attacks? On Monday, a terror attack in the town of Suruc, killed more than 30 and injured many more. Suruc is on the Turkish side of the border with Syria, just 10km from the Syrian town of Kobane, which was the location for heavy fighting between IS and Kurdish forces earlier this year. So is Turkey on the brink of a wave of terror? Dorian Jones told Emma Wallis more from Istanbul.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Council United Nations at 70 / Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, part of a larger trip to the Bay Area to commemorate the San Francisco Conference, where the charter establishing the U.N. was signed in 1945. In the second half-hour, the show features remarks by the president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, who will share the recent progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in preparation for the UN Summit this fall.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Amusement Park The show heads to some of the happiest places on Earth: amusement parks! Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make music videos and other videos.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab What's Left When You're Right? More often than not, a fight is just a fight. Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, Radiolab has a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Jehovah's Witnesses Culture of Secrecy The program follows up on some of the biggest stories of the last few months, including an investigation into the culture of secrecy within the Jehovah's Witnesses that lead Reveal to the story of one woman who was ostracized after she accused an elder of abuse.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
    Radio Specials Humankind Bay Area physician and University of California medical professor Martin Rossman, author of "The Worry Solution," describes ways to distinguish between what we can change and what we must to accept.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Hillary Clinton's Climate Plan Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has announced market-based plans to boost renewable energy and fight climate change in the U.S. Her Clean Energy Challenge includes installing half a billion solar panels in her first four years in office and producing a third of all electricity from renewable sources by 2027. In conversation with host Steve Curwood, Secretary Clinton's policy director Jake Sullivan lays out how they plan to meet those goals, and explains Secretary Clinton's position on controversial fossil fuel projects like Keystone XL.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Beating the Heat in New York This week, the show tries to beat the summer heat with a cool spring repeat from back in April of 2011 at The Town Hall in New York City. Sarah Jarosz sings "Come Around," Tom Rush plays "Drivin' Wheel," Shai Wosner performs Schubert's "Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2," and Sutton Foster and Colin Donnell stop by for "You're the Top" from Anything Goes.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts A Thurber Festival with Wyatt Cenac Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents wacky tales from James Thurber. "A Ride with Olympy," by James Thurber, performed by the late David Rakoff; "Macbeth Murder Mystery," by James Thurber, performed by Wyatt Cenac; "The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery," by James Thurber, performed by Isaiah Sheffer; "How to Relax While Broadcasting," by James Thurber, performed by Eli Wallach; and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," by James Thurber, performed by Wyatt Cenac.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Amusement Park The show heads to some of the happiest places on Earth: amusement parks! Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make music videos and other videos.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun An author who treasures the art of letter writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal. A man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun. And a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab What's Left When You're Right? More often than not, a fight is just a fight. Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, Radiolab has a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.
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